The 2012–13 academic year kicked off in style August 27 as hundreds of faculty, staff and students from the Wright State community packed the Student Union atrium for some free food and Raider revelry.
“This is the kickoff to the academic year. We have a bunch of new students joining us on campus and plenty of returning students too,” said Interim Provost Thomas Sudkamp. “It’s always great to see the Student Union packed with students and buzzing with activity.”
Not just buzzing, but clapping—as in plastic clappers. The noisemakers were distributed before the event and hard to ignore during moments of applause.
“The start of the academic year is always exciting. Of course, it’s also the culmination of four years of coordinating for the quarters to semesters system,” said Herb Dregalla, semester conversion director. “Students starting their college careers today at Wright State will be the first to graduate having taken all of their classes in the semester system.”